Quentin Tarantino opens up about The Hateful Eight
Quentin Tarantino has opened up about his new movie The Hateful Eight, calling it "the funniest snow Western ever made".
The director has spent the last few months filming his new epic, which is set to follow two bounty hunters, a tough female prisoner and a local sheriff who take shelter from a savage storm in a Wyoming saloon. They are joined in the saloon by four men, who may, or may not, be trying to free the prisoner.
Speaking to Entertainment Weekly about the movie, Tarantino said: "I can definitely say that as bleak as our movie is, we are definitely the funniest snow Western ever made. This is funnier than The Great Silence, it’s funnier than Day of the Outlaw. Okay. But is it funnier than Warren Beatty dying in a snowbank? Oh, yeah, funnier than McCabe & Mrs. Miller.”
The director has also revealed that his movie will owe as much to small screen serials like The Virginian and Bonanza as it will to classic Westerns.
He added: "You wait the whole episode to find out, ‘Are they a good guy or are they a bad guy?’. “So I thought, ‘What if I did a story that was made up of nothing but those characters?’ So there’s no good guys. There’s no Little Joe."
Channing Tatum will star in an as yet unnamed role in The Hateful Eight, he joins Samuel L Jackson, who will to play Major Marquis Warren, with Kurt Russell as John 'The Hangman' Ruth, Jennifer Jason Leigh as Daisy Domergue, Walton Goggins as Chris Mannix, Tim Roth as Oswaldo Mobray, Michael Madsen as Joe Gage and Bruce Dern as General Sanford Smithers.
The film is due for release at the end of 2015.